Consulting with Indigenous groups

With its August 2018 decision, the Federal Court of Appeal provided a clear path forward on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX). We re-initiated Phase III consultations on TMX with all potentially impacted Indigenous groups. We committed to doing the hard work necessary to see this project move forward through meaningful consultations, overseen by the Honourable Frank Iacobucci, complemented by the NEB’s consultations on the impacts of marine shipping.

How the consultation unfolded

Read about Canada’s approach to consultation with Indigenous groups.

Previous Indigenous consultations

Learn more about what was said in the previous consultations with Indigenous groups.

Where we’ve been

Why it’s so important

There is no relationship more important to the Government of Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples.

We are moving forward by engaging in meaningful two-way dialogue, guided by the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal. Our path allows us to move forward in the right way, through meaningful consultations. Our top priority is getting this right – and we are working hard to do just that.


Advancing reconciliation

Learn how the government is working to advance reconciliation and renew the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Recognizing and implementing Indigenous rights

The Government is moving towards the recognition and implementation of Aboriginal and Treaty rights.

Respecting the relationship with Indigenous Peoples

The Government recognizes that Indigenous perspectives and rights must be incorporated into how we move forward.

Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee

Find out how the Government and Indigenous communities are collaborating in the review and monitoring of the environmental, safety and socioeconomic issues related to TMX.

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